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2024 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight odds, picks: NC State vs. Duke prediction, best bets by expert on 49-32 run

2024 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight odds, picks: NC State vs. Duke prediction, best bets by expert on 49-32 run


A trip to the Final Four is on the line when the No. 4 seed Duke Blue Devils and the No. 11 seed NC State Wolfpack square off in the 2024 NCAA Tournament on Sunday. Both teams roll into this affair with upset wins in the Sweet 16. On Friday, the Blue Devils defeated the No. 1 seed Houston Cougars 54-51. In similar fashion, NC State knocked off the No. 2 seed Marquette Golden Eagles 67-58 to advance to the Elite Eight. 

Tipoff from the American Airlines Arena in Dallas is set for 5:05 p.m. ET. Duke is a 7-point favorite in the latest NC State vs. Duke odds from SportsLine consensus, while the over/under for total points scored is 143. Before you lock in any Duke vs. NC State picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine expert Bruce Marshall.

For years Vegas-based Bruce Marshall was synonymous with The Gold Sheet, the famed sports betting newsletter. With a background in play-by-play work and sports information while in college, Bruce joined TGS in 1981 when hired by the legendary Mort Olshan and served as executive editor for many years. Marshall now supplies his unique and colorful brand of football and basketball analysis to SportsLine members. Marshall heads into the Elite Eight of the 2024 NCAA Tournament on a 49-32-1 college basketball run that has netted $100 followers $1,390. Anyone who has followed him is way up. 

Now, he has his sights on NC State vs. Duke in the 2024 Elite Eight and just locked in his picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Duke vs. NC State:

  • NC State vs. Duke spread: Blue Devils -7
  • NC State vs. Duke over/under: 143 points 
  • NC State vs. Duke money line: Blue Devils -305, Wolfpack +241
  • NCST: NC State is 6-1 ATS in its last seven games
  • DUKE: Duke is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games
  • NC State vs. Duke picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why Duke can cover 

Senior guard Jeremy Roach is an agile playmaker and scorer in the backcourt. Roach owns terrific instincts and will get to his spots with ease. The Virginia native puts up 14 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game. He’s scored at least 14 points in three straight contests. In the win over Houston, Roach had 14 points and three assists.

Sophomore guard Tyrese Proctor changes the pace with the ball in his hands. Proctor excels in transition and keeps defenders off balance….

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